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Here are individual milestones for current Red Sox players.
After all, it is January 10th, and the offseason has yet to officially start!
Joe Kelly: 500 Strikeouts
Joe Kelly is in his contract year and stands at 430 Ks’, just 70 away from 500. He averages about 50 a season, but with the possibility of a big payday looming, you just might see those K’s tick up a bit.
Craig Kimbrel: 300 Saves
Craig Kimbrel is also in his contract year and looks to go out with a bang in 2018. His milestone achiever just might come in April; the eight year veteran is only 9 saves away from notching 300 for his career.
David Price: 1,750 Strikeouts
Price could potentially leave the Sox after 2018, if he does choose to use his opt out.
Astro’s Dad is a mere 74 punch outs away from 1,750.
Chris Sale: 100 Wins / 1,750 Strikeouts
Sale is 9 wins away from career number 100. A season of at least 198 Ks would put him at 1,750 – another potential milestone.
Assuming the Red Sox are able to lock up their ace, Sale will look to eclipse 2,000 K’s in 2019.
Brock Holt: 500 Games Played
Out of all the milestones on this list, Holt may reach this, but not with Boston. There is plenty of competition for the second base position which could leave Holt out after an uninspiring 2017 season.
Mitch Moreland: 150 Home Runs
Remember “Mitchy 4 Bags?” Before Jared Carrabis, of Barstool Sports, declared him demoted him to “Two Bags,” he was thought to inject power in the lineup.
Despite flashing average homerun numbers in Boston, he remains only 18 bombs away from reaching 150 for his career.
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Dustin Pedroia: HR / RBI / Doubles
Though Pedroia has an estimated return date of June 1, Pedey is silently approaching Bobby Doerr milestones.
He’s six doubles away from 400, 26 RBI away from the 750 plateau, and is 10 HR away from 150.
Franchise Marks — He will pass Rico Petrocelli and Jason Varitek for 9th most games in a Sox uniform (51 games needed). He is only 34 RBIs away from breaking into the top 10 for most RBI’s in a Sox uniform, moving past Varitek in the process.
He’s no longer the 20 SB threat he was, but 4 SB’s would move him past Honus Wagner for 5th overall.
Mookie Betts: Hits / Home Runs
Our beloved right fielder is 141 hits away from 750. After a solid 2017, he will no doubt go back to the 30 HR threat that he is. Mookie is only 22 long balls away from reaching 100 for his career.
Jackie Bradley Jr: 500 Hits
Assuming the Gold Glove candidate is still on the Red Sox by Opening Day, he is only 84 hits away from #500.
Hanley Ramirez: Games Played / HR
One of the more frustrating Red Sox players is 142 games away from his 1750th game….but that’s doubtful considering the Sox will be making sure he doesn’t reach 497 at bats to ensure his 2019 option of $22 million is nullified.
A long shot, but Hanley is also 37 HR’s away from number 300.